Selling your house: the do’s and the don’ts

by Lalithaa

Selling your house: the do’s and the don’ts

When it comes to selling your house, there are a lot of do’s, and there are also a whole lot of don’ts. Some are a lot more obvious than others. Here are some of the most important ones that you need to know. 


There are a lot of do’s. You might find that you are already doing these things, or that they might be things that you haven’t considered or even known were an option. A do will help you reduce stress, help you with workload and make sure that you have everything under control. Here are some of the do’s of selling your home.

#1 Get yourself a storage unit

This can be a good thing if you are pushed for space. If you have nothing to be able to put your packed boxes in, or any of the stuff you have found when you were packing and you don’t have anywhere to put it before you sell it on, you might find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed. Getting a storage unit from somewhere like can help you with this conundrum and give you some important breathing space. 

#2 Stage your property

This can really help you sell your house faster, and potentially for a higher price. Staging is the process of depersonalizing your home and showing off the features and the character of the house. It can also be a good way to show off the space that the house has, as well as give it extra bedrooms to help it appeal to a wider audience. This is another area where that storage unit can come in handy, as it can be a perfect place to hide all of your clutter.


This can help you avoid things that are going to cause you more stress. This is difficult, all things considered, as moving house is said to be even more stressful than divorce. Here are things to avoid when moving house.

#1 Don’t sell your house without the help of a real estate agent

This is important, as going in without expert help loads an unhelpful amount of stress on you, and it gives you a heap of extra work that you probably don’t know how to do. Going through a real estate agent can help give you access to information and knowledge that can help get you through the moving process. It is worth paying for their services and getting things done properly, as saving on fees might not be worth all of the stress involved.  Also  full-time professional real estate will be familiar with selling a house in divorce and will be able to help you prepare and stage your home properly.

#2 Don’t leave things until the last minute

Don’t leave things to the very last minute. Make sure that you know what moving companies you are using, that you know what is in each of your boxes, and that you budget the move accordingly. You’ll also need to make sure everyone is notified of your change of address, and this includes friends and family as well as all of the usual utility companies. 

To wrap things up

There are a lot of do’s and a whole lot of don’ts that you need to take into account when it comes to moving house. Some of them are quite obvious, some you might not have known until now. There are always ways to make moving house a little less stressful, and help you enjoy the process a whole lot more. 

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